Woman, 71, Dies In Single-Vehicle Crash In Whitfield County

Sunday, November 26, 2017

A 71-year-old woman died in a single-car crash in Whitfield County on Sunday.

The victim was identified as Lawana Dearnell.

The wreck happened around 2 p.m. at Cleveland Highway and Tag Drive.

The vehicle crossed over the center line and ran off the road. It struck a culvert before landing in a ditch.

The car was traveling north on Highway 71 (Cleveland Highway).



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